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On April 19, several hundred students from schools throughout Colorado
gathered at the Auraria campus in Denver for the 4th annual Creative
Careers Festival. This festival was developed to give students in
Colorado creative careers CTSOs access to the following opportunities:
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:12:46 PM
I just recently returned from Kansas FCCLA State Leadership Conference.
While there three of my students competed in STAR events and all brought
home silver medals. What a great experience for these students. This
opportunity gives students the chance to practice public speaking
skills, organizational skills, time management and allows them to gain
confidence outside the classroom. FCCLA is only one of many career and
technical student organizations that provide these, and numerous other,
necessary skills to succeed in life.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:13:16 PM
It was my absolute pleasure to interview him. Dave has been a long-time
member of ACTE, as well as a high school principal and CTE director in
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:13:46 PM
Professional development for educators is
not only a responsibility but more importantly a necessity of being a
professional. In the ever-changing world of education, teacher
professional development is a means to enhance educational
effectiveness. Research in education has shown that the quality of the
teacher is the most important factor in raising student achievement.
Surely parents overwhelmingly agree that they want the best teacher
possible in every classroom. In my opinion, professional development is
an integral factor in making educators the best they can be, which in
turn will raise student achievement.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:40 PM
One topic that ignites my passion is
literacy. During my residency with ACTE I have developed several
connections but one of the most enjoyable has been with USA TODAY
Education. I have been writing for their CTE Teachers Lounge and Tip Jar. These sites have great ideas for your classroom and the latest buzz on topics in education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:22:31 PM
Literacy is an essential skill needed to be successful in education, the
workforce and life in general. As educators, we strive to prepare our
students to become successful and productive members of society. Surely,
reading and writing are vital parts of this process.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:32 PM
Struggling readers often find
themselves far behind their classmates. Due to the fact that the difficulty of
school reading material has increased faster than their ability, they find
themselves frustrated, and in turn give up on the reading assignment and
associate the activity with failure. However, frustration can be just as
detrimental to an advanced reader who is not challenged by but bored with a
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:08 PM
well into the new school year and teachers are feeling the heat to improve
student achievement. History tells us that we must prepare for the future. If
what we are doing isn’t working to achieve our goals, then we must look at
ourselves and decide to make changes within us—our teaching styles—instead of
blaming our students. Our students are our stakeholders and just like a
corporation, we need to meet the needs of our stakeholders and customers if we
want education to prosper. How do you
plan on thriving this year?
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:06:18 PM